BRANDON, Fla. - In a single Sunday afternoon, Chelsea Shuttleworth lost a lifelong friend, and she may lose her brother for life.
A shotgun blast that rattled the Wellington subdivision in Brandon killed 19-year old Daniel Oliver, and Shuttleworth's 21-year old sibling surrendered to sheriff's deputies as the prime suspect in the shooting.
"There was an argument in the home," Shuttleworth said. She said Oliver and her brother became physical. "The fight just went wrong. It turned bad," she said. Now Shuttleworth is worried her brother may be sent to prison.
Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies arrived at 1409 Scotch Pine Drive to find Oliver bleeding inside the rental home. Paramedics were unable to save him.
"That was my best friend. That's who I woke up with," Shuttleworth said, holding back tears. "He was the realest dude I've ever known in my life."
Witnesses in the neighborhood said there was commotion outside the house when law enforcement came to the scene.
Greg Visco, who lives several houses down the street, said he saw a deputy order people to the pavement.
"A lot of yelling," Visco said. "He was ordering some of the younger kids to get on the ground and some of them wouldn't. They were screaming that someone was inside and bleeding and dying," Visco said.
Visco's wife, Unhye Zipay, said she ran inside after she saw a deputy draw his firearm.
"He had a gun. He was screaming at the kids in the driveway. They wouldn't do what he was telling them to do," Zipay said.
Steven Stevens, who lives inside the house and witnessed the shooting, said he wouldn't obey officers because he was trying to save Oliver's life. Stevens said he asked officers to help. "Not one of them went in there to do anything to save the man. They just left him there bleeding," Stevens said.
The sheriff's office gave few details about the shooting other than to say they were able to take the suspect into custody without incident.
"The shooter is being cooperative," said Sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon. "It's just a matter of now trying to piece together what happened."
No charges have been filed. It's expected the state attorney's office will review the case and decide whether a grand jury should consider an indictment.
It's not the first incident deputies have responded to at the house. A hole in the glass of the home's front window can be clearly seen from the street. Stevens and Shuttleworth said someone threw a rock through their window several weeks ago.
Other neighbors complained that there has been noise at the home in the early morning hours. Greg Visco said after living in the subdivision since 1996, he's trying to move away.
"Individuals hanging around late at night in the driveway. Three o'clock in the morning," Visco said. "Cars passing by that we've never seen before. So I'm not surprised."
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